Silver Linings Pinot Gris 2014

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
Alcohol: 12.5%
Best Consumed: 2014 - 2018

Sourced from premium grape growing regions in Victoria, this wine shows a slightly blush colour due to the juice having extended contact with the grape skins.  This has produced a complex, textural and slightly savoury Pinot Gris with aromatic nuances of pears, lychees and exotic spice.

Viticulturist Notes

The fruit for the Silver Linings Pinot Gris was sourced from the hills of the cool climate Strathbogie Ranges.  This region has warm sunny days and cool evening temperatures which are prefect for the growing of good quality Pinot Gris.  The grapes were harvested during the cool of night to maintain fruit freshness and gently pressed to minimise phenolic characters.  The wine was fermented in various parcels, with a small portion receiving careful oak treatment, with extended lees contact to build structure yet retain good fruit balance.

Wine Harvest Notes

The growing season in 2014 presented some challenges including frost in late 2013 and extreme heat in early 2014.  Once harvesting began in late January we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fruit and the resulting wines.  Yields were down but quality was up this year.  Whites have good varietal character, with great flavour.

Food Recommendations:

Delicious when accompanied with seafood, lightweight pasta dishes and also works well with grilled pork chops or roasted pork tenderloin.